Interview with Hélène Vletter-van Dort, a professor in Financial Law and Corporate Governance at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands. She is a member of the Supervisory Boards of financial services company NN (formerly known as Nationale Nederlanden) and The Dutch Public Broadcasting Organization NPO as well as Chair of the Supervisory Board of Intertrust NV. She speaks about commitment and culture and is inspired by Ben Horowitz’s book: “What You Do is Who Your Are”. At the center of her work is the importance of corporate culture and the relationship with corporate values. Culture is not what is on a corporate website but what really lives in a company. She talks about UBER, a company that went through a thorough self-reflection on its corporate culture and her experience with a hospital where she was overseeing the board.
For those who like to read Ben Horowitz’book, see this review
“Venture capitalist Horowitz (The Hard Thing About Hard Things) delivers a strained, self-conscious guide to building organizational culture. “Creating a culture is more complex than just trying to get your people to behave the way you want them to when no one is looking,” he argues, and takes readers through the process of designing a company culture and imbuing it with the values one wants to espouse as well as the level of performance one expects.” (…)
Listen to the interview on TrustTalk podcast., or click on “podcasts” in the main menu of this website. The full transcript of the interview can be found below.Interview-Helene-Vletter-TrustTalk-Podcast-Episode-8_20122020
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